Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dinner Diva: Asparagus - Tips, Tricks and a Recipe

Today's focus is on Asparagus

Asparagus are elegant and delicious! Lots of fiber, easy to cook; delicious to eat. I’ll tell you how!

Here's a TIP:

My grocery store keeps the asparagus standing upright in water to keep them fresh. You can do this yourself when you bring them home and they’ll last for days in your fridge.

Here’s today’s TRICK:

SMELL the tops of the asparagus in the store. The tips should NOT be slimy and stinky! Look for ends that aren’t dried out and woody. Some people like thicker asparagus, I prefer the pencil thin variety—you need to decide that one based on your own personal preference.

And your RECIPE:

(Okay, this isn’t truly a “recipe” recipe, but more of a fun tip on how to asparagus on the grill. Believe me, you’ll be in heaven!)

Make a “raft” out of the asparagus using presoaked bamboo skewers (soak the bamboo in water for 30 minutes before barbecuing to prevent them from igniting) and brushing the asparagus with a little olive oil before hand. Let me tell you, asparagus on the grill is just a little slice of heaven. (watch me make them for you, http://savingdinner.tv)

After you’ve made grilled asparagus on the grill, you won’t want them any other way!

Leanne Ely, C.N.C.

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Yuliya Fruman said...

I never realised that asparagus should be standing up! I'll definitely try that next time I pick some up!

Pink Lemonade Liz said...

Definitely try it!! Come back & let us know how it worked for you :-)

Fairytales and Fitness said...

Asparagus is definitely one of my favorite summer time veggies! Thanks for linking up with us and the great tip about keeping them up right!

Pink Lemonade Liz said...

Thanks for running the Linkup party - I'll be back next week with some new stuff :-)